Pioneering in the San Juan by George M Darley
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Pioneering in the San Juan
By George M Darley

Pioneering in the San Juan

By (author) See other recent books by George M Darley
Format: Paperback / softback

Normal Price: $34.50
Your Price: $31.05 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.45! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.55 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 8-11 days

Pioneering in the San Juan by George M Darley

Book Description

In 1876, George M. Darley and his brother Alexander, an ordained Presbyterian minister, ventured into the wilds of Colorado and became the first non-Catholic ministers to hold church services on the Western Slope. In the town of Lake City, one of the main gateways to the San Juan Mining Region, George and Alexander organized the Lake City Presbyterian Church. After moving to Lake City, George preached, did carpentry work, and built Southwest Colorado's first church structure and even made the pews for his new Presbyterian church out of scaffolding used in its construction. Later, he built the church manse, and his wife became the first minister's wife to live on Colorado's Western Slope. Pioneering in the San Juan, relates stories about what Darley dubbed "The Great San Juan Excitement of 1875, '76 and '77." In this book, he details life in and around early Silverton, Ouray and Lake City; presiding at the funeral of a prostitute and a faro dealer; and surviving blizzards, avalanches, and freezing cold while traveling in the San Juans during winter. With wonderful photographs, and much, more - Western Reflections Publishing has reprinted this extraordinary bit of history for a wider public to enjoy.

Buy Pioneering in the San Juan book by George M Darley from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781932738612
ISBN-10: 1932738614
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 127mm x 13mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Western Reflections Publishing Company
Publisher: Western Reflections Publishing Company
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Pioneering in the San Juan book by George M Darley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by George M Darley close
» close